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Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :Wait, maybe I don't go! I ain't so sleepy. 15 October 1940.

Reference Number: NON-ATL-C-0091

A scene at a German railway station, showing Hitler as a train guard, trying to urge Stalin into a carriage marked 'Berlin to Baghdad over Rumania, Bulgaria, Irak, branch to Caucasus). Sleeping car'. Mussolini is peeping anxiously out of one carriage window. An open tender behind the carriage contains sleeping (or possibly dead) bodies. Hitler is trying to persuade Stalin that his best access to the sea is in the direction of the Persian Gulf, assist Hitler in his control of Greece. Mussolini is being dispatched on the same train, having proved a liability, rather than an asset, in Germany's invasion of Greece. Stalin is resisting Hitler's urgings, and trying to pull his suitcase, marked 'Joe Stalin's policy' back from Hitler's eager grasp.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Caricatures, related to Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, Exhibition title Kiwi Cartoonist on Hitler's Blacklist David Low, The Evening Standard (English newspaper), Germany, Russia, Railways - Trains, Luggage, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Greece, Sleeping and World War, 1939-1945 - Military tactics.

Part of:
Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :Wait, maybe I don't go! I ain't so sleepy. 15 October 1940., Reference Number NON-ATL-C-0091 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink, blue crayon & pencil, 325 x 425 mm on sheet 369 x 473 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: ColourIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-007152)

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